Exclusive Benefits


As a Patron, you receive priority access to both series and regular ticket sales, allowing you to be the first to secure your tickets, before Friends and the general public. You also gain access to our premiere receptions.


Whether you have questions about your donation or need assistance with ticket bookings, as a Patron, you are always personally attended to by your dedicated relationship manager. 

Additionally, through the special ticket service for Patrons, you can easily and cost-free rebook or book last-minute tickets. 


As a Patron, you get to experience more! 
With exclusive events, tours, rehearsal visits, special trips, and encounters with singers, dancers, and creators, you are immersed in the inspiring world of opera and ballet.

A donation to your liking

There are various ways to support Dutch National Opera & Ballet as a Patron. We'd love to explore with you which donation suits you best.

All Patrons receive:

  • Priority in series and ticket sales: be the first to order!
  • Ticket service for Patrons: last-minute bookings and changes
  • Personal relationship manager
  • Access to premiere receptions
  • Free program book per performance
  • Access to all Friends activities
  • Newsletter, Friends Magazine, Annual Report of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund.

Below, you'll find an additional overview of donation levels, associated privileges, and events:

Bronze Patron – from €1.500 to €2.500

With tax benefits, net from € 807 per year

  • Invitation to the exclusive Patrons Backstage Night
  • 2 'The Making Of' evenings with artistic teams of productions
  • 2 Patron dinners with introductions before a premiere (paid event)
  • Invitation to the Season Presentation and Patrons Reception

Become a Bronze Patron

Silver Patron – from €2.500 to €5.000

With tax benefits, net from € 1.345 per year

  • All privileges for Bronze Patrons
  • Invitation to the Young Talent Event: presentation of new young talent at the beginning of the season, exclusively for Patrons and partners.

Become a Silver Patron

Gold Patron – from € 5.000 to € 12.500

With tax benefits, net from € 2.689 per year

  • All privileges for Silver Patrons
  • Invitations to 'Meet the Artist' events (masterclasses, auditions, rehearsals, etc.)
  • Personal private tour (upon request, for 15 people)
  • Access to interval receptions at premiere performances

Become a Golden Patron

Platinum Patron – from € 12.500 to € 25.000

With tax benefits, net from € 7.417 per year

  • All privileges for Gold Patrons
  • Invitation for 2 persons to the Opera or Ballet Dinner
  • Side-stage experience for a production of your choice
  • Use of VIP room (upon request)

Become a Platina Patron

Diamond Patron – from € 25.000

With tax benefits, net from € 15.295 per year

  • All privileges for Platinum Patrons
  • Invitation for 4 persons to the Opera and/or Ballet Dinner
  • Attendance at a creative process for a production of your choice with your own guests

Become a Diamond Patron

You determine the purpose

As a Patron, you decide where your support goes. You can earmark your donation specifically for Dutch National Ballet, Dutch National Opera, or both companies. With your support, you contribute to the three main ambitions of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund:

  • Creating new productions
  • Training young talent
  • Engaging new audiences through education & participation programs.

In the Annual Report of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund, you can read all about the projects supported in the past year.

If you have any questions about earmarking your donation, feel free to contact us!

Tax Benefits

Your donation benefits the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund (Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet Fonds). This Foundation is a so-called cultural ANBI and therefore exempt from gift and inheritance tax. Your donation to the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund is also tax deductible with an increased multiplier, costing you less on a net basis.

Tax Benefits under Dutch tax law

Key facts:

  • Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet Fonds has the cultural “ANBI status” (Public Benefit Organisation, PBO). This means that your donation is 125% deductible from your taxable income under Dutch tax law.
  • A maximum donation amount of € 5.000 in total per year applies. Anyone who donates more than € 5000 can deduct the remaining amount with the regular percentage (100%).
  • You can add the total of multiple donations to cultural institutions in the Netherlands.
  • Periodical donations established in a formal donation agreement provide the donor with additional tax advantages compared to one-time donations.
  • Even if you make a one-time donation, you can deduct the gift in the same year of your donation. However, a threshold of 1% and a maximum of 10% of the taxable income apply.
  • Periodic donations are specified in formal donation agreement for a period of at least 5 years, and may be deducted before income tax with a multiplier of 25%. No threshold applies.
  • Donations apply per calendar year.
  • Tax benefits depend on your personal situation. Here you can calculate what this might look like for you. For more questions about tax benefits in your specific situation, we advise you to consult your own tax advisor.
  • All mentioned percentages and rates are applicable under Dutch tax law for the year 2024.
  • As of October 4, 2022, there is a cap of € 250.000 for the gift deduction per calendar year per taxpayer and their fiscal partner combined.

International donations:

  • Europe-based donors can support Dutch National Opera & Ballet whilst benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided in the legislation of their respective country of residence thanks to the Transnational Giving Europe network. Discover the partner in your country or get in touch with us should you wish to receive further information.

Overview of possible tax benefits for periodic donations:

Your gift

Maximum Tax Benefit

Net cost of your gift

€ 500

€ 231

€ 269

€ 1.500

€ 693

€ 807

€ 2.500

€ 1.155

€ 1.345

€ 5.000

€ 2.311

€ 2.689

€ 12.500

€ 5.083

€ 7.417

€ 25.000

€ 9.705

€ 15.295

Due to current Dutch tax regulations, your donation may be eligible for an increased deduction with a multiplier of 25%. This enhancement has a maximum limit of € 1.250. The mentioned amounts are indicative. The actual cost of a donation depends on your personal situation. You can find more information here.

More Options

In addition to our Patrons program, there are more ways to support Dutch National Opera & Ballet. For example, by setting up a personal Named Fund (starting from € 10.000 per year) or by including us in your will.

Would you like to discuss the options for support personally? Schedule a meeting with one of our relationship managers, and we would be delighted to welcome you for a conversation and a behind-the-scenes tour!

Contact us

Marthe Seydel
Marthe Seydel
Manager Private Fundraising Dutch National Opera
Nadja van Deursen
Nadja van Deursen
Manager Private Fundraising Dutch National Ballet
Merel Rosamarijn Krot
Merel Rosamarijn Krot
Manager Private Fundraising Dutch National Opera & Ballet